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RF Polymers for Integrated Sensors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: DAAH01-02-C-R216
Agency Tracking Number: 01SB2-0032
Amount: $374,993.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2002
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
Post Office Drawer 719
Santa Barbara, CA 93102
United States
DUNS: 062090113
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jeffery Berrie
 Senior Engineer
 (937) 429-9261
Business Contact
 Scot Fries
Title: Director of Contracts
Phone: (805) 963-8761
Research Institution

"Polymer composites have had an important role in radio frequency (RF), microwave, and millimeter-wave (mm-wave) engineering. These materials offer good mechanical and electrical properties. However, the excellent properties of conventional polymercomposites are not ideal for use at RF frequencies. Recent innovations in polymer composite engineering has provided the possibility for engineered materials with tailored mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties. The goal of this proposed researchproject is the investigation of potential polymer composites that exhibit magnetic properties and to find specific applications in integrated RF apertures. Computational electromagnetic tools will be adapted for this effort and exercised to determineelectrical properties for an example aperture and an extensive literature search will be conducted concerning the modification of electrical and especially magnetic properties. The MRC team has expertise in all aspects of the proposed project, includingmilitary RF applications computational electromagnetics, composite polymer engineering, and microwave-grade ferromagnetic materials. In the proposed Phase II effort, the MRC team will identify optimal polymer and magnetic materials, includingnano-particle additives. In addition, optimal material properties will be defined, and a proof-of-concept research program, including coupon fabrication, property testing and including device design, fab

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